Ultimate Pocket Knife Comparison Guide

Here, I’ve compiled the ultimate pocket knife comparison guide to over 65 knives (if you want a summary of just the top dozen knives, take a look back at the guide on the homepage).

Pocket Knife ModelOpen LengthBlade LengthWeightBlade MaterialPriceRating (out of 5.0)
Benchmade 581 Osborne,Barrage,Dr Pt, Axa

Benchmade 581 Osborne,Barrage,Dr Pt, Axa
5.8"3"3.2 ozM390 Super Steel$$$$5.0
Boker Folding Hunter with Faux Tortoise Handle

Boker Folding Hunter
9.25"4"5.3 oz420HC Stainless Steel$$$5.0
Benchmade 581 Osborne,Barrage,Dr Pt, Axa

Benchmade 581 Osborne,Barrage,Dr Pt, Axa
5.8"3"3.2 ozM390 Super Steel$$$$5.0
Spyderco C36GPSBK Military Lockback Knife

Spyderco C36GPSBK Military Lockback Knife
9.5"4"4.2 ozCPM-S30V$$$$5.0
Buck 112 Ranger, Lockback Folding Knife

Buck 112 Ranger, Lockback Folding Knife
7.25"3"5.6 oz420HC Stainless Steel$$4.9
Benchmade Griptillian Thumb Knife

Benchmade Griptillian Thumb Knife
8.07"3.45"3.25 oz154CM Stainless Steel$$$$4.9
Buck 110 Folding Hunter, Lockback Folding Knife

Buck 110 Folding Hunter, Lockback Folding Knife
8.25"3.75"7.2 oz420HC Stainless Steel$4.9
Spyderco Sage Carbon Fiber Plain Edge Knife

Spyderco Sage Carbon Fiber Plain Edge Knife
7.125"3"3.2 ozCPM-S30V$$$$4.9
Buck 112FG Ranger with Finger Grooves, Lockback Folding Knife

Buck 112FG Ranger with Finger Grooves, Lockback Folding Knife
7.25"3"5.6 oz420HC Stainless Steel$$4.9
Spyderco Manix 2 G-10 Plain Edge Knife, Black

Spyderco Manix 2 G-10 Plain Edge Knife, Black
8"3.375"5 oz154CM$$$4.8
Kershaw Black Shallot Knife with Tungsten DLC Black coating on Blade & Handle

Kershaw Black Shallot Knife
7.875"3.5"4.2 ozSandvik 14C28N$$$4.8
SOG Specialty Knives & Tools TFSA-98 Flash II 1/2 Serrated, Black TiNi

SOG Specialty Knives & Tools TFSA-98 Flash II 1/2 Serrated, Black TiNi
8"3.5" 3.1 ozAUS8 Stainless Steel$$4.6
Gerber 06079 Folding Clip Point Serrated Gator Knife, Box

Gerber 06079 Folding Clip Point Serrated Gator Knife, Box
9.45"3.75"5 oz154CM$4.8
Benchmade Barrage Folding

Benchmade Barrage Folding
8.45"3.6"5.4 oz154CM$$$$4.8
Benchmade 950 Rift Osborne Design Folding Knife

Benchmade 950 Rift Osborne Design Folding Knife
8.27"3.67"4.8 oz154CM$$$$4.8
Spyderco Sage Titanium Plain Edge Knife

Spyderco Sage Titanium Plain Edge Knife
7.125"3"3.5 ozCPM-S30V$$$$4.8
Buck 110FG Folding Hunter with Finger Grooves, Lockback Folding Knife

8.62"3.75"7.2 oz420HC Stainless Steel$$4.8
Spyderco Dragonfly Plain Edge Knife

5.56"2.25"12 ozVG10 Stainless Steel$$4.8
Buck 279BK Folding Alpha Hunter, Rubber Handles, Liner Lock Folding Knife

Buck 279BK Folding Alpha Hunter, Rubber Handles, Liner Lock Folding Knife
8.5"3.5"8 oz420HC Stainless Steel$$4.8
Kershaw Salvo Pocket Knife

7.75"3.25"4 oz14C28N$$4.8
Buck 505 Knight Lockback Folding Knife

4.625"1.875"1.5 oz420HC Stainless Steel$4.8
Kershaw Ken Onion Tactical Blur Folding Knife with Speed Safe

Kershaw Ken Onion Tactical Blur Folding Knife with Speed Safe
7.875"3.375"4 ozSandvik 14C28N$$$4.7
Kershaw Ken Onion Leek Folding Knife with Speed Safe

Kershaw Ken Onion Leek Folding Knife with Speed Safe
7"3"3.1 ozSandvik 13C26 Stainless Steel$$4.7
Spyderco Tenacious Plain Edge Knife

Spyderco Tenacious
7.75"3.375"4 oz8CR13MOV$$4.7
Benchmade Osborne Design Folding Knife

7.87"3.4"2.9 ozS30V Premium Stainless Steel$$$$4.7
Spyderco Endura 4 Wave Plain Edge Folding Knife

8.8"3.8"3.6 ozVG-10 steel$$$4.7
Spyderco Pacific Salt- Rust Free Plain Edge Knife, Black

8.68"3.81"4 ozH1 Stainless Steel$$$4.7
Spyderco Delica4 Lightweight FRN Flat Ground PlainEdge Knife

7.125"2.874"2.5 ozVG-10 steel$$$4.7
Buck 290BL Rush Assisted Opening Knife

6.25"2.5"3.5 oz420HC Stainless Steel$$4.7
Spyderco Resilience Black G-10 PlainEdge Knife

9.375"4.25"5.4 oz8Cr13MoV$$4.7
Kershaw Skyline Knife with Textured Black G-10 Handle

7.375"3.125"2.3 ozSandvik 14C28N$$4.7
Kershaw Black Clash Serrated Speed Safe Knife

7"3.125"3.4 oz8CR13MoV$4.7
Benchmade Barrage Spring Assist Axis Lock Folding Knife

8.35"3.6"4.2 oz154CM$$$$4.6
Benchmade Pardue Design Combo Edge Knife

7.42"3.25"3.2 oz154CM$$$$4.6
Buck 55 Folding Hunter

5.75"2.375"2.2 oz420HC Stainless Steel$$4.6
Rush Pocketknife by Buck Knives

6.25"2.5"2.4 oz420HC Stainless Steel$$4.6
Buck 398BK Omni Hunter 12pt Guthook Lock Back Folding Knife

9.75"4"4.6 oz420HC Stainless Steel$$4.6
Spyderco Persistence G-10 Plain Edge Knife

6.8"2.75"3.3 oz8Cr13MoV$$4.6
Buck 301 Stockman Folding Pocket Knife

6.875"3"2.9 oz420HC Stainless Steel$$4.6
Kershaw Volt II Pocket Knife

7"3.25"3.8 oz8CR13MoV$4.6
Gerber 22-41830 EAB Pocket Knife, Exchange A Blade

4.1"1.7"2.5 ozExchangable Utility Razor Blades$4.6
Kershaw OSO Sweet Knife with Stainless-Steel Blade and Nylon Handle

4.8"3.5"1.6 ozAUS6A Stainless Steel$4.6
Gerber Bear Grylls Folding Sheath Knife

Gerber Bear Grylls Folding Sheath Knife
8.5"3.6"4.3 oz1/2 Serrated high carbon Stainless Steel$4.5
Benchmade BoneCollector Axis Folding Knife

8.20"3.36"5.59 ozD2 Tool Steel$$$$4.5
Benchmade Knife 275 Adamas Folding Knife Axis Locking Mechanism and G10 Handle Black

8.75"3.875"7.7 ozD2 Rockwell$$$$4.5
Spyderco Native Lightweight Plain Edge Knife, Black

7"3.125"2.65 ozCPM-S30V Stainless Steel$$$4.5
Gerber 22-41534 Hinderer Rescue Knife with Serrated Edge Includes Tool Kit and Sheath

8.5"3.5"5.6 oz440A$$$4.5
Buck 278 Folding Alpha Hunter, Rubber Handle with Guthook, Liner Lock Folding Hunter

8.5"3.5"8 oz420HC Stainless Steel$$4.5
Kershaw Brawler Speedsafe Knife

7.375"3.25"4.8 oz8CR13MoV$4.5
Kershaw Chill Pocket Knife

7"3.125"2 oz8CR13MoV$4.5
Kershaw Cryo Speed Safe Folding Knife

Kershaw Cryo Speed Safe Folding Knife
6.5"2.75"4.8 oz8Cr13MoV, Titanium carbo-nitrade coating$$4.4
SOG Flash II Folding Knife

SOG Flash II Folding Knife
8"3.5"3.1 ozAUS8 Stainless Steel$$4.4
Smith & Wesson SWBG2TS Border Guard 2 Rescue Knife with 40% Serrated Tanto Blade

Smith & Wesson SWBG2TS Border Guard 2 Rescue Knife
10"4.4"8.8 oz400 Black$4.3
Benchmade 710 Mchenry and Williams Design Knife

Best Pocket Knife - Benchmade Mchenry and Williams 710
8.8"3.9"4.5 ozD2 Steel/58-61 HRC$$$$4.3
Buck Chairman Series Folding Hunter Pocket Knife

8.625"3.75"7.2 oz420HC Stainless Steel$$$4.3
Buck 286 BHW Large Bantam Camo Folding Hunting Knife (Camo)

8.75"3.625"3.2 oz420HC Stainless Steel$4.3
Buck 389 Canoe 2 Bladed Traditional Folding Pocket Knife (Wood)

6.1"2.5"2.7 oz420HC Stainless Steel$4.3
Gerber 22-48484 Mini Paraframe Knife, Serrated Edge

6"2.22"1.4 ozHigh Carbon Stainless Steel$4.2
Benchmade Sibert Design MPR Drop-Point with Titanium Mono-Lock Knife

6.90"2.90"5.6 ozM390 Stainless Steel$$$$4.1
Benchmade Torrent Knife

8.20"3.60"3.5 oz154CM$$$$4.1
Buck 0371BRS Stockman Folding Pocket Knife

6.75"2.875"3.1 oz420HC Stainless Steel$4.1
Gerber 22-41493 EVO Jr. Serrated Edge Knife

6.35"2.75"1.8 ozHigh Carbon Stainless Steel$4.1
Benchmade Mini Onslaught Knife

7.78"3.45"3.9 oz154CM$$$$4.0
Gerber 22-01966 Covert Knife with Serrated Edge

8.7"3.7"4.9 oz7Cr17MoV$$3.9
Gerber 22-47162 Fast Draw Spring Assisted Opening Stainless Steel Fine Edge Knife

7.13"2.99"3.6 oz420HC Stainless Steel$3.8

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  • For reference: $ = under $30, $$ = $30 to $55, $$$ = $55 to $90, $$$$ = $90+
  • The knives are sorted by customer rating as on Amazon.com
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Last updated: November 29, 2013 at 8:38 am

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